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The Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts has been providing high caliber specialized workshops for artists, teachers and serious adult students since 1984. MISSA has a reputation for hosting  local, national and international  instructors who engage with students in an intense multidisciplinary environment. MISSA welcomes students from around the world to participate in an artistic emersion for two weeks every summer. Let the magic begin!



Artists from near and far have come together each summer to the Pearson College campus to share in spirited creative exchange. The school is positioned on the sheltered shores of Pedder Bay and looks out to the Straits of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains beyond. The campus setting provides a stimulating natural environment for artistic development and exploration. It’s easy to understand why so many return year after year to be part of the ‘MISSA Magic’!

The MISSA Mandate is to foster the arts in British Columbia by bringing together, in a fiscally responsible manner, in an environment rich in natural and artistic stimulation, acclaimed practicing artists to share their knowledge and inspire serious students and professionals to explore and develop their artistic fields in a multi-disciplinary milieu.

MISSA Aims and Objectives are to provide the maximum benefit to the individual student through an inspired analytical teaching approach with a small class size.

  1. to provide faculty of the highest calibre
  2. to provide cross-media interaction
  3. to offer artistic programs of variable length
  4. to operate on a break-even financial basis

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